People +

Conversation #2: Deconstructing Katerra

The collapse of Katerra brought with it many theories, insights and learnings. Hear what the industry experts have to say in our latest Conversation.

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B40CRC PhD Scholarships – Round 2 open!

A total of 22 Scholarships are available (Full and Top-up) across our three University Partners.

Read more, Apply by 28 Feb 22

Demystifying PropTech

Is there any real value gained from PropTech for the building and construction industry? Hear from our Industry Lead, Isaac Coonan.

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Meet the people and partners who are helping to make Building 4.0 CRC possible.



The CRC’s collaborative structure will enable our partners to understand the value of new thinking and to integrate innovative practices in their work.

Vocational Education and Training Partner

Theme Coordinators


Dr Abdallah Ghazlan

Computational Design

Alexa Gower

Planning, Uses and Zoning

Dr Ali Rashidi

Digital Project Management

Dr Angela Solarte Castaneda

Fire Safety

Dr Aravinda Rao

IoT, Sensors and Construction Tech

Dr Barrett Ens

User Interface, Visualisation and Analytics

Dr Behzad Rismanchi

Complex Systems Modelling

Dr Buser Say

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Dr Carol Hon

Construction Safety

Dr Chao Chen

Digital and Automated Fabrication (Robotics)

Dr Davood Shojaei

ePlanning and eApprovals

Dr Duncan Maxwell

Platforms and Process

Dr Eric Windholz

Policy and Regulation

Dr Felix Hui

Production and Process Systems (Advanced Manufacturing)

Dr Gillian Matthewson

Culture and Diversity

Dr Ilankaikone Senthooran


Ilsa Kuiper

Procurement and Contracts

Ivana Kuzmanovska

Building Design and DFMA

Dr Jenny Zhou

Indoor Environmental Quality

Dr Kourosh Khoshelham

Digitising and 3D Modelling of Physical Assets

Dr Lee-Anne Khor

Housing and Urban Design (Affordability)

Dr Mehrdad Arashpour

Construction Management

Ming Xu

Risk Management

Dr Niharika Garud

Change Management

Dr Philip Christopher

Sustainable Materials and Design

Dr Rachel Couper

Prototyping and Fabrication Technologies

Dr Rackel San Nicolas

Materials and Systems Innovation

Dr Robert Moehler

Business Model Innovation

Dr Sara Omrani

Building Operation and Performance

Dr Sarah Erfani


Dr Tanja Tyvimaa

Finance and Property Development Economics

Dr Tai Thai

Structural Optimisation

Dr Victor Bunster

ESD, LCA and Energy

Dr Wen Li

Supply Chain Management, Logistics

Dr Yihai Fang

Connected Construction Sites

Dr Zahra Seyedghorban

Customers and Markets



Building 4.0 CRC is a proud member of the Digital Twin Consortium.